AOAC Method 2015.01, Heavy Metals in Food by ICP-MS, authored by the scientists at Brooks Applied Labs, is currently in First Action status. To complete the move to Final Action, a multi-lab validation (MLV) study is required. You are invited to participate in the MLV study for the determination of the Big 4 (arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury) in food by this method. The scope of the method lists food and beverage matrices including solid chocolate, fruit juice, fish, infant formula, and rice.
Anyone interested in participating in the MLV study is encouraged to contact study organizer, Rick Reba, at the Nestle Quality Assurance Center (firstname.lastname@example.org). Copies of the method are available on the Brooks Applied Labs and AOAC websites, or contact us directly for a copy. Please feel free to forward to any colleagues that may also have an interest.
Northwest Environmental Conference
Join our Technical Sales Manager, Jamie Fox, at the Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow (NWEC) from December 8-9, 2015 in Portland, OR. The NWEC is in its 27th year and combines topics on environmental protection and compliance, new technologies and services, sustainable business management, and current and emerging policy issues. This conference is presented each year by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), a professional business association that Brooks Applied Labs has been proud to be a member of for over 9 years. Contact us if you will be attending, and we hope to see you there!
Russell Gerads, the Business Development Director at Brooks Applied Labs, gave a presentation on October 22nd, 2015 at the EPA Region 6 Quality Assurance Conference in Dallas, TX, entitled, “Critical Considerations for Data Quality in Elemental Speciation”. This presentation by Russ and Hakan Gürleyük provided a basis of understanding for what laboratory QA/QC procedures must be in place for reliable and quantitative determination of various elemental species. Brooks Applied Labs provides unmatched technical expertise in metals speciation analyses and is the leading provider of specialty metals testing services. Contact us to learn more.